Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter



1/14 Cycle Day 9

PTO Meeting (Board Only) 6:30

1/15 . Cycle Day 10

BLT Meeting 7:30

1/16 . Cycle Day 1

PBIS Meeting 2:30 (Aune's Room)

Saber Squad 3:15-4:15

1/17 . Cycle Day 2

1/18 Cycle Day 3

I-Team Meeting 7:30

Kid's Dance 6:30-8:30



NO SCHOOL/Teacher Staff Development


Saber Squad 3:15-4:15


I-Team Meeting 7:30

1st Semester Ends

Lockdown #5 10:30


NO SCHOOL/Teacher Planning Day




Professional Development 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)


Saber Squad 3:15-4:15


Field Trip All of Kindergarten to Children's Museum 8:30-12:30

Jump Rope for Heart Kick Off


I-Team Meeting, 7:30

4th Grade Jack Brass Field Trip to H.S., 9:50-11

3rd Graders to sing Anthem at the Boys Varsity Basketball Game at the HS 7:00


Report Cards sent Home


Conferences, 3:15-7:30


Conferences, 3:15-7:30


Field Trip for Altonen and Knutson to the MN Valley Wildlife Refuge, 8:40-11:25

1st Grade Music Program, 2:00


Conferences, 3:15-7:30


Saber Squad 3:15-4:15


Valentine Day Party

Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser End Date


NO SCHOOL, Teachers off due to contract settlement


NO SCHOOL, President's Day


BLT, 7:30

PTO Meeting (Grants), 6:30


PBIS Meeting (Aune's Room), 2:30

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15


I-Team Meeting, 7:30


Marco's Fundraiser Night


Prof/Development (Gifford Cluster), 7:30

Marco's Fundraiser Night


Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15

Marco's Fundraiser Night


I-Team Meeting, 7:30

Move Night (all school), 6:30-8:30


PBIS Meeting, 7:35 (Learning Commons)


BLT, 7:30

Field Trip for 3rd Grade Young Scholars to go to the HS, 9:20-12:40


Field Trip for 4th Grade Young Scholars to go to the HS, 9:20-12:40

Field Trip for 3rd Grade to Orchestra Hall, 10:30-11:15

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15


Field Trip for 5th Grade Young Scholars to go to the HS, 9:20-12:40


I-Team Meeting, 7:30


Staff Meeting, 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)


2 Hour Early Release


I-Team Meeting, 7:30


PTO (Board Only) Meeting, 6:30


BLT, 7:30


PBIS Meeting, 2:30 (Aune's Room)

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15


I-Team Meeting, 7:30

Kindergarten Music Program, 2:00p


AirMaxx Fundraiser


Professional Development, 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)


Saber Squad 3:15-4:15


3rd Quarter Ends


NO SCHOOL/Teacher Planning Day


- Paras are doing an awesome job filling in the gaps for our absences. Thank you all for your help with supervision. There may be help on the horizon...

-Also, it was nice getting 400 reminders today that I have forgotten my glasses. Ha Ha. Kids payed more attention to me than ever!! I have never felt more taken care of. Have a great weekend.


*Welcome to Sydney Mason! Jackson ESL is excited to have you here.

*Thank you to all the staff for being so accommodating while we were coordinating/creating our ESL schedule.

*Thank you to Becky F for subbing in grade 5 last Friday. I really appreciated that you volunteered.

*Thank you Rachel and Jennifer for helping me with CEU’s.

*Thank you Natalie for helping set up Khan Academy.

*Thank you to Natalie for all the support in the classroom with Canvas and Notability, and for being an emotional support and understanding the challenges that can come with being a working mom!

*Thank you to my amazing second-grade team for helping out when I was gone!

*Wendy and Kathy, thank you for helping out when I was absent.

*Kevin, thank you for you continued support this school year!

*Thank you PBIS for planning fun activities throughout the school year!

*PBIS, love the new flip book with all the great resources! Stephanie, you did a great job presenting!

*Sydney Mason, thank you for jumping right into the crazy and being willing to go with the flow!

*Sandy Boyce, thank you for taking on that phonics group you have!

*Kira, thank you for including my student and making a great connection with him!

*Gym Crew- Thank you for smiling when your Day 4 for 2nd grade comes to you!

*Sari, your kindness, calmness, and smiles make a huge difference in everyone’s day!

*I just wanted to say thank you to Wendy Bauer for your help and input with our shared students.

*Betsi – I have loved working with you and your students to learn new things. ☺ Thanks for taking a leap of faith and trying new things. ☺

*Krissy – You are such a wonderful person to work with and call friend. Thanks for daily smiles and lots of patience.

*Sari – It has been great to see you working through new ideas and trying new things in your class. I am so impressed with the thought you put into every detail of your class. I love learning from you. ☺

*Cindy – Your love of teaching and our students shines through in everything that you do. We have been very fortunate to have you in our building last year and this year too.

*Luci – Thanks for the teamwork and collaboration in your classroom. I truly enjoy learning alongside you and pick up such great tips and tricks when I am in your room.

*Thank you to my amazing kindergarten team for helping out myself and my class while I was gone in December! You are all so gracious and giving!

*Thank you to all the paras who step in to help our kindergarteners who need that little extra attention! We have the most compassionate and caring paras!

*Thank you to those teachers who allowed myself and the other EnVoy coaches in training to observe you and stumble through our feedback! I look forward to working with you all in the future…hopefully with less stumbling ☺

*Lunch duty does make a difference! Thanks Becky Keller for manning the garbage cans while my class dumps their food. You have brought awareness to me a few times about it. After contacting mom, we have a good plan in place. It also gave me good information before heading into our nutrition unit.

*Thanks to Jane Rosholt for giving our team information about Asking Questions from Jan Richardson. It really helps kids think more deeply.

*Thank you PBIS team for the hard work on the packets of information. It is helpful!

*Thank you to the 4th grade team for rolling with the punches when I made a HUGE timing error and wrote the wrong arrival time for our field trip chaperones. I appreciate you being so flexible and understanding!

*Thank you, Natalie, for responding to a parent email when I wasn’t sure what to say!

Kirk, you did a tremendous job with our student on the field trip. Thanks for always helping him feel included and for helping to work with the rest of our class.

*Thank you to Schleper for getting us reading answer keys and a great start to our writing rubric.

*Thanks, Martie, for the Integrity scenarios.

**Thank you, Ann for getting PALS up and running! We know it is a lot of work and we really appreciate it!

*Thank you to Natalie for working with us and creating Canvas assessments! We truly appreciate all you do!

*Thank you, Wendy for all your help and always being so knowledgeable! We appreciate you!

*Quote from a parent of a 3rd gader new to Jackson: “He thinks Jackson is awesome and even likes it more than his old school that he had attended since kindergarten”.

*Thank you, Kelly, for doing saber squad with me, so grateful!

*Thank you, Kristine, for getting math work ready for my student who will be out for the whole week!

*Thank you, Jane, for giving our grade level information on how to tie-dye shirts for our upcoming concert!

*Natalie, thank you for getting 3rd grade set to go on Canvas!

*Thank you Chris for all your help with my MAC! You are awesome (and patient ☺)!

*Thank you Mr. Orchard and Mr. McMoore for the Jackson Tip of the Day in the announcements. A quote from a student of mine, “Quiet…this is my favorite part”

*Abbie, thank you for putting together a great 2nd quarter assessment for us!

*Amy, thank you for pulling and sending for copies for the 3rd grade team!!

*Thank you, Abbie, for all the hard work you put into creating our summative assessments for reading! We truly appreciate all you do for us! Thank you!

DLC Quick Tip

Want to build community in your classroom? Add in some collaborating and group problem-solving? Reach out to your DLC to bring a Breakout EDU kit to your classroom.

Breakouts can be skill-based, thematic, cross-curricular.

The content of the clues is up to you!

What never changes?

  • Huge emphasis on team work
  • Students' critical thinking
  • High levels of engagement

We can plan one for your classroom or your entire team.

Shout out to Lexie Schilling and Betsi Arvin who used the Elf in a Box Breakout this week.



  • 1/13 Rachael Schweigert
  • 1/17 Jeff Casey
  • 1/18 Kelsey Angell
  • 1/21 Matt Malaske
  • 1/24 Sari Flatness
  • 1/25 Sydney Mason
  • 2/2 Natalie Weatherman
  • 2/8 Steph Masloski
  • 2/12 Tim Olene
  • 2/14 Dianne Kersteter
  • 2/17 MaryKate Haake
  • 2/18 Becca Kay Lewis
  • 2/19 Amanda Lymangood
  • 2/21 Kristi Boumeester
  • 2/21 Barb Weierke
  • 2/26 Susan Tanberg
  • 3/1 Mandy Knutson
  • 3/4 Kaitlin Wermerskirchen
  • 3/17 Jenni DeShaw
  • 3/17 Mary Ellen Sandberg
  • 3/22 Dena Gregor
  • 3/25 Becky Keller
  • 3/26 Amy Scott
  • 3/26 Ben Thies
  • 3/28 Amy Pass
  • 3/31 Krissy Luce
  • 4/2 Sarah Hartman
  • 4/4 Wendy Derhaag
  • 4/5 Jen Ulrich
  • 4/8 Faye Hames
  • 4/11 Jennifer Klecker
  • 4/13 Barbi Studtmann
  • 4/18 Heather Broden
  • 4/18 Tammy Haugen
  • 4/23 Tammy Youngvorst
  • 4/25 Megan Henke
  • 4/25 Kira Johanson
  • 4/27 Heather Balk
  • 4/27 Bill Folz